Brentford rallied for draw against Leicester behind Josh Dasilva’s late goal


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Substitute Josh Dasilva’s late strike salvaged a point for Brentford as the visitors drew 2-2 from two goals down in their Premier League opener at Leicester on Sunday.

Da Silva curled in an equalizer with four minutes remaining for Brentford, who were outplayed for most of the match.

Leicester took a deserved 2-0 lead after goals in each half from Timothy Castagne and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall before Evan Toney pulled one back in the 62nd minute.

Leicester dominated the first 45 minutes, leading more than 1-0 at the interval.

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Brentford's Josh DaSilva celebrates after scoring his team's second goal to make the score 2-2 during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Brentford at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, Aug. 7.  2022.

Brentford’s Josh DaSilva celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal to make the score 2-2 during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Brentford at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, Aug. 7. 2022.
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It was one-way traffic after Brentford forward Brian Mbeumo volleyed straight at Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward in the 10th minute.

Brentford goalkeeper David Raya had to head Wilfried Ndidi’s swerving effort just wide of James Maddison’s Yuri Tielemans cross. Maddison provided the Foxes when they took the lead in the 33rd minute, as Castagne powerfully headed home a corner.

Roy were beaten again three minutes before half-time but Tielemans’ 25-yard shot bounced off his right-hand post, and the Foxes doubled their lead just 30 seconds after the restart.

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Brentford goalkeeper David Raya fails to stop Leicester City's Timothy Castagne's header from a corner during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Brentford at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, on Sunday.  August, 7, 2022.

Brentford goalkeeper David Raya fails to stop Leicester City’s Timothy Castagne’s header from a corner during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Brentford at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, on Sunday. August, 7, 2022.
(AP via Richard Sellers/PA)

Jamie Vardy teed up Dewsbury-Hall 25 yards from goal and the home midfielder fired a low shot into the bottom corner.

A comeback looked unlikely but Tony gave the visitors a lifeline in the 62nd minute after a rare breakthrough.

Toni Rico controlled Henry’s ball on the edge of the six-yard box and after holding off a challenge from Daniel Amarte, he hooked the ball home.

Leicester responded through Wesley Fofana’s header from Maddison’s free kick, which hit the post before Roy pushed the rebound clear.

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Leicester City's Yuri Tielemans, center, and Brentford's Mathias Jensen fight for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Brentford at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.

Leicester City’s Yuri Tielemans, center, and Brentford’s Mathias Jensen fight for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Brentford at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.
(AP via Richard Sellers/PA)

As the game entered the final quarter, Brentford continued to improve and Toney went close to leveling when a deep cross slipped inches wide from his marker at the far post.

But, out of nowhere in the closing stages, Dasilva struck to equalize after clipping the inside of his left foot from the edge of the penalty area.



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